Employees inspire like Steve Jobs: the 16 qualities of a very good manager

If companies want to be successful, they shouldn’t rely on good managers. In the management area, good is not good enough. Anyone who is satisfied with it is also only doing business satisfactorily. To really get ahead, you need excellent managers. Because they manage to double company profits.

Studies by the US leadership researchers Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman show a direct connection between leadership quality and corporate profit. They have evaluated more than 50,000 management evaluations and found, among other things: exceptional managers – according to the studies they make up ten percent of managers – have a very significant impact on net company profits. Because they generate a profit that is more than double the average profit of the remaining 90 percent. That means: exceptional managers generate much more economic success than good managers.